Editor: "Shanthi Mendis"

Understanding Stroke in a Global Context

Volume 2

Personal Book: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $153
Printed Copy: US $119
Library Book: US $276
ISSN: 2542-5110
eISSN: 2542-5129 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-525-8
eISBN: 978-1-68108-524-1 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816810852411170201

Introduction

Stroke is one of the most debilitating diseases which poses a significant economic burden on society. Increasing exposure to behavioural risk factors for stroke (tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol consumption) and air pollution are driving up the worldwide stroke burden. Although medical interventions to prevent and manage stroke have advanced considerably over the last two decades, they are not consistently implemented worldwide. Therefore, health outcomes of stroke treatment vary throughout the world.

Understanding Stroke in a Global Context addresses this serious disconnect between advances in stroke interventions and their implementation at the national level. The book aims to improve the reader’s understanding of stroke and its links to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Eight chapters present information about various aspects of stroke: causes, symptoms, signs and consequences, the challenges of stroke prevention, the magnitude of the stroke burden, medical and surgical interventions for managing stroke including stroke units, the links between stroke and the SDGs and, finally, the social and economic costs of stroke.

Key features of this volume include:

  • - coverage of stroke information from multidisciplinary angles
  • - simple reader friendly format for a broad audience
  • - information about UN SDGs relevant to stroke healthcare
  • - data on socioeconomic burden of stroke

This volume is a concise handbook for healthcare policy makers, lay people, journalists, public health practitioners, under-graduate and post-graduate students, and early career level health professionals working in the fields of stroke medicine, non-communicable disease programs and healthcare development at local and national levels.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Shanthi Mendis
Geneva Learning Foundation
Former Senior Adviser World Health Organization
Geneva
Switzerland




Contributor(s):
Bruce C.V. Campbell
Melbourne Brain Centre and Department of Neurology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne
Australia


Stephen M. Davis
Melbourne Brain Centre and Department of Neurology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Melbourne
Australia


Valery L. Feigin
National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences
Auckland University of Technology
Auckland
New Zealand


Graeme J. Hankey
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine and Pharmacology
The University of Western Australia
Perth
Australia
/
Department of Neurology
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Perth
Australia
/
Australia Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute (WANRI)
Perth
Australia


Rita V. Krishnamurthi
National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences
Auckland University of Technology
Auckland
New Zealand


Peter Langhorne
Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine
Royal Infirmary, University of Glasgow
Glasgow
Scotland


Richard Lindley
University of Sydney
New South Wales
Australia


Shanthi Mendis
Geneva Learning Foundation
Former Senior Adviser World Health Organization
Geneva
Switzerland


Jeyaraj D. Pandian
Department of Neurology
Christian Medical College
Ludhiana, Punjab
India


Priya Parmar
National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences
Auckland University of Technology
Auckland
New Zealand


Akanksha G. Williams
Department of Neurology
Christian Medical College
Ludhiana, Punjab
India




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